About the site


What UK Thinks: EU provides impartial, up-to-date information on public attitudes to the European Union in the wake of the majority decision in a referendum held on June 23rd that the UK should leave the EU.

Whether you are a journalist, academic, campaigner or interested member of the public, this is the place to come to for all of the key poll and survey data on what the UK public thinks about Britain’s future relationship with the EU.

Who runs this website?

What UK Thinks: EU is run by the National Centre of Social Research (NatCen), Britain’s leading independent social research agency. We are a not-for-profit and non-partisan organisation. NatCen’s Scottish branch, the Scottish Centre of Social Research (ScotCen), runs What Scotland Thinks, the go-to website for impartial information on public attitudes to Scottish independence. The project has been funded by the UK in a Changing Europe programme.

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What will I find on this website?

Our Comment & Analysis section offers impartial commentary on polls and public opinion by academic and media commentator Professor John Curtice, alongside regular contributions from guest experts.

Data from all key surveys and opinion polls conducted since 2010 in the UK can be explored online. There is also a section containing key survey data from countries across the EU.

You can explore by topic and then delve into the data further, or simply search the whole site for questions that contain specific keywords. You can discover how attitudes have changed over time – and how results sometimes differ between polling companies.

No special expertise or software is needed for using any part of the site and we provide help on using the data.

Finally, the site features a section called About Brexit that provides a basic introduction to the process by which the UK will leave the EU together with an academic bibliography and helpful links to external content.

Contact us 

You can get in touch with us at info@www.whatukthinks.org. For media contacts, please visit our Media centre.

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